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Back to School: List of backpack giveaways happening across Central Texas

Posted at 4:02 PM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-02 16:21:29-04

Here are a list of backpack giveaways happening across Central Texas.


Back-to-School Community Celebration hosted by Centex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

  • Saturday, August 10, 2019
  • 3 PM – 5 PM
  • Richland Mall (6001 West Waco Drive, Waco, TX, 76710)

Back 2 School Event by The New Black Collective

  • Saturday August 3rd
  • 12 PM – 2 PM
  • Indian Spring Middle School
  • For children in PreK through 8th grade


NAACP Back 2 School Rally & Symposium

  • Saturday, August 10, 2019
  • 9 AM – 12 PM
  • Grace Christian Center (1401 East Elms Road, Killeen, TX, 76542)
  • Free backpacks while supplies last. Children must be registered through Eventbrite and bring their confirmation pass.
  • Register here


Back to School Bash hosted by First United Methodist Church, Gatesville

  • Saturday, August 10, 2019
  • 9 AM – 12 PM
  • First United Methodist Church, Gatesville (2600 East Main Street, Gatesville, TX, 76528)
  • School supplies and haircuts are first come, first serve and are for school-aged (K-12th grade) children only.

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Big Binky’s 9th Annual Waco Family Barbecue

  • Sat. August 10th
  • 3 pm to 7pm
  • Oscar Duconge Park – 1504 JJ Flewellen Road, Waco, TX 76704
  • Accepting shoes, backpacks & school supplies
  • 25 News will be there live!

BONUS: It’s also the 9th Annual Water Balloon Fight, and will feature a mechanical bull.

Circle of Care is accepting school supplies for children in the foster system. The organization is asking for:

  • backpacks
  • expo markers
  • pencils
  • composition books
  • ballpoints
  • notebooks
  • paper
  • color pencils
  • highlighters
  • glue sticks

Donations will be accepted at:

  • Pura Vida Waco Day Spa, 115 Franklin Ave, Waco
  • State Farm Agent, Traci Plemons, 8809 Woodway Dr, Waco
  • Therapeds Works, 213 Mills Creek Dr, Ste 105A Salado
  • Circle of Care office in Salado, 805 North Main, Ste B Salado

2nd Look Cuts is also asking the community for backpacks. They currently have 45 backpacks and are asking for more. They will be holding a fundraiser on Sunday, August 4 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 3621 Sleeper Avenue. There will be bounce houses, raffle prizes, haircut drives and gift card giveaways.